Laafsee (Sweet Rice)

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Total Time:
15 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Stir-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Laafsee is a traditional rice delight that lifts up your soul with its yummilicious taste and rich ingredients. It is popularly called 'Meethe Chawal' in Northern India and prepared during auspicious occasions and festivals. This sugary rice is a classic assortment of varied Indian spices - cinnamon, cloves, garlic, jaggery and fennel seeds (saunf). 

You can either use sugar or jaggery but jaggery has a positive impact on our digestive system hence jaggery is preferred over sugar in a wide range of dishes. The rice along with the ingredients imparts a mouth-watering taste and you can temper the sweet rice with saunf (fennel seeds) for some extra kick. Get ready to relish this sweetened rice with aromatic ingredients in no time.

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  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 onions
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 6 tsp. sugar or jaggery
  • 2 tbsp. pure ghee
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds (saunf)

How to Make Laafsee (Sweet Rice)

  • Chop onions, heat ghee, fry onions, for a little while. Add cinnamon, cloves, crushed garlic, fry for some more time, add rice, salt and 3 cups of water, and cook the rice.
  • Cook sugar or jaggery in 1 tbsp. water till sugar/jaggery dissolves, brown it on a high flame and mix into the rice, while it is still cooking.
  • Finally temper the rice with the saunf and serve hot.